Visit our organic grocery shop every Saturday and Sunday on the first floor of The Market at the Western Fair District! We stock everything from fresh local produce and fruits, to organic grains and dried goods, to natural dairy products. Check out our Vegan Cooler for a wide selection of plant-based fare. As with all our efforts, our main focus in our market shop is on certified organic produce and pantry staples, with a special emphasis on local or fair trade. We have new products every week, and we always take our customers' tastes into consideration when ordering!
The Market is open Saturdays 8am-3pm and Sundays 10am-2pm, and is located at 900 King Street, London.
Head up to the second floor to visit On The Move's newly rebranded organic juice bar, Pause at The Market. We've been running an organic juice bar at this location since 2010, and we're excited to relaunch this space as Pause under the coordination of Heather Watt. We've recently updated our juice bar menu, and we're proud to offer you a selection of tried-and-true favourites such as the energy-packed Sikorski Slammer or the nutrient dense Green Machine smoothie alongside new items like organic freezies, Root Cellar wraps, and fresh smoothie bowls.
Take a few minutes this weekend to grab a drink and Pause at the Market ;)
On The Move Organics was founded in 2008 by Jeff Pastorius, a then-recent grad of Huron University College's Global Studies and Philosophy Program. A pervasive concern with sustainable food politics soon had him obsessively seeking out local organic farms. With a passion for sustainability, food sovereignty and local small scale farming, Jeff was on the turbulent but rewarding path of produce!
OTMO's first incarnation was as a small outdoor market booth offering a selection of local organic food. Soon after, we established a home delivery system (read: Jeff and his mom Jeanette filled boxes and delivered them in his friend`s tiny car. Many thanks to Jeanette for your years of help!). That fall, we secured a permanent retail location on the main floor of The Western Fair Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market (now The Market), and Jeff's sister Jen joined the team to run the organic grocery shop. In the spring of 2010, we built a dual-use space on the second floor of the market, where we assembled our home delivery boxes out of the custom built walk-in cooler (we used old doors, air conditioners, bike parts, and lots and lots of insulation!). The booth also features a beautiful, community-designed and built organic juice bar. In June of 2011, Joel Pastorius came on board the OTMO team followed by Aaron Lawrence in August, and both became core members.
In the summer of 2012 we moved our operations into a renovated warehouse space at 623 Dundas Street, after nearly a full year of planning, demolition, and rebuilding (THANK YOU to all our handy friends who helped every step of the way!). With the beautiful old winery storefront in the front of the warehouse as a venue, what better project to add than an organic cafe and bakery? In April, Ellie Cook joined the team followed by artisan baker Max Collin to launch and run The Root Cellar.
Ten years have flown by and we are ever-grateful to our families, friends, community, and of course our customers for keeping us busy and constantly reminding us of our love for sustainable food.